Washed Rind Cheese

These cheeses range from semi hard to soft in texture and can generally be counted on to have strong aromas. Whilst maturing, they are washed or rubbed regularly in solutions such as brine which encourage a different mould to form on the rind, called B-Linens. This mould is characterised by its pink / orange colour and breaks down the cheese to be spongy in texture, making them ideal for melting.
119 - Rachel


An unusual, semi hard goats milk cheese that is washed in a brine solution through its maturation. Rich and nutty in flavour

Rachel is made near Shepton Mallet in Somerset by White Lake cheese makers. Rachel is an unusual cheese with an unusual name which is rumoured to be named after either one of the cheese maker's friends or possibly the name of one of his goats.

To help create its semi hard texture, this cheese is washed regularly in a brine solution, something far more common in cows' milk cheeses. The result being a warm reddish orange colour on the crust with a pale, supple interior and a flavour that is not overly 'goaty' but nutty and mellow. It is perfect for those who like a full flavoured cheese but who struggle with the farmy flavour of a more traditional goats' milk cheese.

Rachel is a colourful and tasty cheese for the contemporary cheeseboard, but also delicious melted - try putting a thin layer on the top of sliced boiled potatoes and finishing the dish in the over. Best enjoyed with a light red wine or a real ale.

Rachel has won many awards over the years and most recently it won Best Washed Rind Cheese at 2017 Artisan Cheese Awards

Rachel’s other awards have been:
2017 - World Cheese Awards - Super Gold
2016 - British Cheese Awards - Gold medal
2015 - British Cheese Awards - Gold Medal
2015 - Mondial du Fromage - Gold Medal
2012 - World Cheese Awards - Super Gold
2009 - British Cheese Awards - Best Semi Soft Cheese
2007 - British Cheese Awards - Best Goat Cheese

Goat PLU: 119
per 250g

Key Facts

  • Country Made In England
  • Type of Milk Goat
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Region Somerset
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Nutty and rich
  • Accreditation None
  • Weight 250g

Store & Serve

All cut cheeses are cut to order and will have approximately 12 days shelf life on them from the date the order is despatched

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
  • Recommended DrinkWhite Burgundy


  • IngredientsGoats' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1431 kJ
  • Energy kcal345 kcal
  • Fat28.5 g
  •      of which saturates 19.4 g
  • Carbohydrates2.5 g
  •      of which sugars 2.5 g
  • Protein19.6 g
  • Salt2.0 g

  • Name & address of food supplierPaxton & Whitfield Ltd, 93 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JE

These summary details have been prepared for information purposes only. While we have taken care in preparing this summary and believe it is accurate, it is not a substitute for reading the product packaging and label prior to use. Paxton & Whitfield is unable to accept liability for any incorrect information. If you require specific advice, please contact our mail order team on 01451 823460 or email sales@paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk.

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